Richard Madeley has revealed hes been plagued with excruciating back pain after popping a disc in 1980, so hes ruled out appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.
Reflecting on the day he did the damage, Richard said, I had just knocked out a brink fireplace in the Yorkshire cottage my first wife and I had moved into and piled all the rubble into a dustbin, right up to the brim.
Then I hefted it onto one hip, which meant my spine twisted into an S-bend under the stupendous weight. Having suffered on and off since then, Judy Finnigans husband wont be joining the Strictly line-up any time soon. “Theres one thing I cant do – Strictly,” he explained.
“I know what would happen. Id have to do a lift. And even if my partner was as light as a bird, my back would give way and Id be sprawling on the ground on the live show.
“Theres another reason, of course. Id kill my family. With my very first dance. Theyd die of embarrassment!”
Such a shame – we reckon Richard would be a strong contender on the Strictly dance floor!
While Richards health may not be in tip top condition right now, his wife Judy is in the best shape shes been in for years. The presenter has actually lost a whopping five stone over the past few years.
Judys daughter Chloe Madeley, 30, shared the secrets behind Judys stunning weight loss.
Speaking with the Loose Women panel, she said , “You learn as you grow up that your parents are adults too. They are stubborn.
“Dads always been quite naturally physically active, hell go for walks, hell bike ride, he hikes a lot in Cornwall.
“And mum just isnt interested, shes just not interested.
“But I have to say, her diet now is amazing. Naturally, her palate has changed, shes gotten really into sushi, raw fish, big multigrain salads and shes dropped loads of weight just naturally from changing the old meat and potatoes to something healthier.”